A New Biography on the Life of Thomas Edison

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So it's interesting that Edmund Morris is considered such a famous biographer because really he was the biographer slowly what were his work have it's like his work habits were unusual L. Trilogy and fourteen years to do Ronald Reagan so he does is to sort of scoop up massive amounts of information and he often therefore Pamela he's a wonderful writer I mean his his pros just sings Edison left five million pages in his archive and it took wrote the book backwards it's like Benjamin Button in other words he starts with the IT complicated I found that we would you know suddenly getting people I find it inventive I as a reader and as a biographer found we don't each chapter stands on its own the problem through the index and where was this person did this person fit into Edison's earlier into traditional and that he was going to break new ground on this research he obviously had unparalleled access but in terms of did it the one thing I will say that I do know the people at the Edison Archives head to learn mechanical engineering metallurgy all kinds of stuff order you would think that telling backwards might be easier if you had someone who had conventions and also I would imagine a challenge now a hundred engines are now so out moded and there are certain things about Edison amazing I for other talent he realized that he could not do this himself and nations in the country I in Menlo Park and then in West orange where he not only kind of like you know like bell labs do afterwards and that is a remarkable shen did he make a lot of money inventions he did he did could really is sort of going. After competitor like George Westinghouse he would do anything bulb whether it was the phonograph whether it was motion Pictures Edison and that included members of his own family he was distant and he could really northern or one or two of them came to work for him he would and he did not suffer fools lightly he was a very difficult allow initially baggy clothing because he believed that tight clothing would from the age of twelve right that is correct he was completely deaf in one ear he was basically self schooled his mother took over his basement of this rural home and have all kinds of chemistry experiments that kind of inventive mind and he didn't mind putting the time and marketable so yes I would say at quite an early age whether it was at a very young age really inventing the phonograph he was enormously

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